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Private Rented Housing: Evictions

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 112098, tabled on 5 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to ban section 21 orders to end no fault evictions.

Answered on

10 November 2020

The Government is committed to abolishing Section 21 through a Renters’ Reform Bill, which will enhance renters’ security and improve protections for tenants.

Repealing Section 21 represents the largest change to renting in 30 years and it is only right that the reforms are taken forward in a considered manner. It is important that providing tenants with greater security of tenure is balanced with an assurance that landlords are able to recover their properties where they have valid reasons to do so. This is vital to ensuring the future supply of good quality housing in the rented sector.

We will bring forward the Renters’ Reform Bill in due course once the urgencies of responding to the pandemic have passed.

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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